European health experts said today, Thursday, that thousands of patients with Covid-19 suffer from severe and debilitating symptoms that last for months after the first episode of the disease, leading to major social, health and economic consequences.
When issuing an indicative report on the case led by the World Health Organization, often referred to as “long-term Covid’s” or “post-Covid’s syndrome,” experts added that approximately one in ten people with the disease feel tired 12 weeks after their infection. much longer than this.
“It’s a condition that can be very exhausting,” said Martin McKee, a professor at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies who led the report’s preparation. And many other symptoms. “
Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said the long-term COVID-19 could have “serious social, economic, health and professional consequences”.
“We need to listen to those who suffer from post-Covid symptoms if we want to understand the long-term consequences of Covid-19 and recover from it … This is a clear priority of the World Health Organization and should be the same for every health authority,” he said.